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A clutch kit for a T5 should cost no more than £250 from a parts supplier so try an alternative garage.
Its a T5 - not a Polo...

It will come with the flywheel etc and £800 - 1000 is not uncommon - its £800 for the Golf...
Paul,

It is a T5, not a T1!

Should not be so unreliable and as such would then not cost a vast fortune in repairs.

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A clutch kit for a T5 should cost no more than £250 from a parts supplier so try an alternative garage.
Its a T5 - not a Polo...

It will come with the flywheel etc and £800 - 1000 is not uncommon - its £800 for the Golf...
Paul,

It is a T5, not a T1!

Should not be so unreliable and as such would then not cost a vast fortune in repairs.

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I agree mate - T5's were raved about when new however users soon realised that the T4 was/is the better and more reliable van

My mechanic son even rolls his eyes at the cost of some clutch kits - I know of a high mile Mondeo estate about 08 plate that was deemed an uneconomic repair as it needed a clutch at £1600 ...
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Our T4 is an auto. I was doubtful at first but for the type of vehicle it is the best option. On the way down here with cruise control I could concentrate on where I was going and occasionally enjoy the view also.

My lad says the box would be pricey to fix but at worrst he could convert it to manual...

...with still only 27000 on the clock we have little to worry about
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Our T4 is an auto. I was doubtful at first but for the type of vehicle it is the best option. On the way down here with cruise control I could concentrate on where I was going and occasionally enjoy the view also.

My lad says the box would be pricey to fix but at worrst he could convert it to manual...

...with still only 27000 on the clock we have little to worry about
It will go on for ever.

Would not cross a T4 off any future lists.

Happy and Safe travels.

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PS: Poynton traffic is better. But why not build the bypass first?
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My 2007 T5 - 5cylinder 2.5 version. (120.000mls - long distance trips) has just failed. Had to use VW parts as all local suppliers could not clarify what was required. Total cost £1.800,-- including VAT. Damage included the splines to the drive shaft. VW offered an up=graded version (thus one must assume that a problem existed). As a long standing customer with other vehicles, my garage (DCM) helped with the invoice otherwise would have cost more. German engineering?????
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My 2005 2.5 failed at 3 years 150,000 miles, but disintergrated causing a repair quote of £4000!!!!!!! I walked away from it but bought another one since I needed a replacement there and then Last VW I buy. Overpriced and poorly made now, still trading on the aircooled reputation. BTW about 120000 of the miles on my first van were about 2500rpm on cruise control on empty nightime continental motorways, so i don't think the clutch/flywheel should have gone when it did.

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t5 clutch failed

I have a t4 Bilbo camper I have had it 10 years. Apart from servicing and tyres it has had very little spent on it. I use it as a daily driver it was purchased by selling my Range Rover there is an unreliable car it spent all its time at the dealers.
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